WIG TALKS: Brilliant or Bust-The Media Technology Podcast
The 5 Dirty Secrets of the Media Industry Part 1

The 5 Dirty Secrets of the Media Industry Part 1

October 6, 2021

The WIG TALKS crew decide to get transparent on the conversations many on the tech side of the media industry have "offline." Listen in as we challenge each other in an airing of the "secrets" lurking in a changing industry - such as jobs vs innovation, the blow-up of Nielsen, the second year cancellation of NAB, and much more.  The WIG TALKS team includes Eric Bolten of Zixi, Don Rohrer of Vidispine, and Nick Pearce of Object Matrix, Steve Sharman of Hackthorne Innovation, and host Christy King. 

A Deep Dive into Sports Statistics and Analytics with Alon Cohen of Endeavor Media

A Deep Dive into Sports Statistics and Analytics with Alon Cohen of Endeavor Media

August 16, 2021

Calling all live data devotees! The WIG TALKS team goes deep with Endeavor Media's Alon Cohen, SVP and the leader of the 3027 team (formerly known as FightMetric) Alon leads us into a  fascinating, highly detailed discussion of sports data, performance data, metadata, analytics, and how all that data relates to media business decisions today. The WIG TALKS team includes Eric Bolten of Zixi, Don Rohrer of Vidispine, and Nick Pearce of Object Matrix, Steve Sharman of Hackthorne Innovation, and host Christy King. 

Hit or Miss? The Six Month Media Industry Predictions Check-in

Hit or Miss? The Six Month Media Industry Predictions Check-in

July 20, 2021

Six months after the WIG Talks crew made their 2021 media industry predictions, we check in to see if our visions of the future were brilliant or a total bust. We discuss topics ranging from post-COVID work adaptation in media businesses around the world, the changing state of trade shows and travel, the explosion of NFTs, cybercrime, ransomware, multi-cloud infrastructures, and much more.  In this episode, we get to hear from Eric Bolten of Zixi, Ben Davenport of Vidispine, and Nick Pearce of Object Matrix and host Christy King. 

5G Technology: It’s Not Just Fun and Games for Consumers

5G Technology: It’s Not Just Fun and Games for Consumers

April 28, 2021

The WIG TALKS Brilliant or Bust crew takes up all the available bandwidth as we discuss the kind of effects 5G technology will have on the media industry. Host Christy King welcomes Jonathan Morgan of Object Matrix, Steve Sharman of Hackthorne Innovation, Ben Davenport of Vidispine, and Eric Bolten of Zixi, as they explore the possibilities and opportunities of the changes coming to the media industry today, and in years to come. 

2021 Media Industry Predictions Part 2

2021 Media Industry Predictions Part 2

December 21, 2020

In part 2 of our "predictions" episode, six media technology veterans attempt to see the future and explain what they think will happen in the media industry in 2021.  In this episode, we get to hear the predictions of Eric Bolten of Zixi, Ben Davenport of Vidispine, and Nick Pearce of Object Matrix with comments from Steve Sharman of Hackthorne InnovationSinead Greenaway of UKTV, Michael Davies of Fox Sports, as they each explain their differing points-of-view on the changes coming to the media industry in 2021. 

2021 Media Industry Predictions Part 1

2021 Media Industry Predictions Part 1

December 15, 2020

After the most un-predictable year ever, six media technology veterans attempt to predict what will happen in our industry in 2021. Episode 3 is presented in 2 parts. Part 1 features Christy King as host to Nick Pearce of Object Matrix, Steve Sharman of Hackthorne Innovation, Sinead Greenaway of UKTV, Michael Davies of Fox Sports, Ben Davenport of Vidispine, and Eric Bolten of Zixi, as they explain their differing points-of-view on the changes coming to the media industry in 2021. 

Excerpt from WIG TALKS Episode 2 - Who is Responsible?

Excerpt from WIG TALKS Episode 2 - Who is Responsible?

November 30, 2020

In episode two, six media technology experts weigh in with their opinions on the growing concern of "deep fakes." Who is responsible for the consequences of new technology?

Excerpt from WIG TALKS Episode 1 - Trade Shows

Excerpt from WIG TALKS Episode 1 - Trade Shows

November 30, 2020

In episode one, six media technology veterans weigh in with their opinions on compelling statements made during the latest Devoncroft Partners podcast. Listen to a short clip of guests weighing in on whether COVID will crush the big booth trade show industry.

Excerpt from WIG TALKS Episode 1 - Media Industry Health

Excerpt from WIG TALKS Episode 1 - Media Industry Health

November 30, 2020

In episode one, six media technology veterans weigh in with their opinions on compelling statements made during the latest Devoncroft Partners podcast. Here is a quick clip of the group explaining why they don't think COVID-19 will be the ruination of the media industry as we know it. 

What is a Deep Fake and What Do We Do About It?

What is a Deep Fake and What Do We Do About It?

November 14, 2020

In episode two, six media technology experts weigh in with their opinions on the growing concern of "deep fakes." In a world where the technology to create video and audio has become mass-market commodities, no longer the sole domain of a niche group of craft specialists, there is much to discuss. What exactly is a "deep fake?" What can be done to address ethics issues? Are standards or regulations the answer? Christy King hosts Nick Pearce of Object Matrix, Steve Sharman of Hackthorne Innovation, Steve Forde of Adobe, Richard Welsh of Sundog, and Ben Davenport of Vidispine, as they explain their differing points-of-view on media technologies, ethical responsibility, and future concerns. 

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